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For Medical and Healthcare Professionals

The Medical and Healthcare Professional Outreach Program seeks to build relationships with healthcare professionals, educating them about the disease and facilitating patient and caregiver connections to the free supportive services of the Alzheimer’s Association.

It takes time to talk about Alzheimer’s disease. We have the time.

We understand the time constraints of a busy medical practice can potentially restrict healthcare professionals from offering patients, caregivers and family members the ongoing support and information necessary to navigate the non-medical challenges inherent in dementia care.

We are not promoting a product, but an invaluable service that will help both healthcare professionals and their patients. Our relationships with healthcare professionals are partnerships: collectively providing a combination of medical and non-medical aid.

For more information or to schedule an in-service at your office, contact Gail Gallacher, Medical and Healthcare Professional Outreach Manager at 646-744-2969 or

Please consider taking a few minutes to complete this quick survey from one of the Geriatrics fellows at Mount Sinai.

The literature recognizes that Hispanic/Latino elders are more likely to dismiss memory problems, as they believe worsening of their memory is a part of normal aging; therefore are less likely to discuss these symptoms with their medical providers. I am conducting an online survey of heath care providers who treat Hispanic/Latino elders to determine if these providers are aware of these attitudes. The survey also measures how comfortable the providers are with dementia discussion, screening and treatment.

The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 2-3 minutes to complete. The potential benefits of participation in this survey include understanding how medical providers perceive and manage their Hispanic/Latino elders’ memory disorders. Your opinion will help provide insight to the existing barriers to screening for memory disorders among Latino elder’s patients.

Materials and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Prescription for Care
These pads enumerate information about our core services – all free and non-medical. They are designed to complement a medical prescription or can be used in lieu of a medical prescription whenever possible.

Rapid Referral
An easy way to link families to an Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter Helpline telephone consultant. This free service offers your clients the benefit of confidential support and information necessary to navigate the non-medical challenges inherent in dementia care.

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